This month the Cape Chamber Music Collective (CCMC) welcomes some of our most best known musicians, pianist Francois du Toit and violinist Farida Bacharova. Together with exciting young instrumentalists, David Pinoit (cello), Bonolo Kgaile (violin) and Uliana Alekseev (viola), they will perform Dvořák’s chamber masterpiece, the Piano Quintet No.2 in A major. Rarely performed works by Shostakovich and Kodály complete the line-up for this concert.
Shostakovitch’s Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano, is a compilation and arrangement by Lev Atovmyan of film and ballet music which Shostakovich was forced to compose during the period when he was out of favour with the Soviet authorities and was desperatey in need of an income.
Second on the programme is the Duo for Violin and Cello by Kodály, which has a distinct gypsy feel that draws inspiration from Hungarian folk music; Kodaly was passionate about the music of his homeland and he proceeded to record and catalogue as much of this music as possible. The programme concludes with Dvořák’s masterpiece, the Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major where the composer combines his affection for Bohemian folk music with his own seductive and lyrical charm.
This programme is the fourth offering by the CCMC this year in a series of concerts in and around Cape Town. The Franschhoek Concert takes place on Friday, 8 April, 19:00 at the NG Kerk. Tickets are R140.
The Cape Chamber Music Collective (CCMC) is a unique and innovative initiative with the aim of bringing high-class chamber music to established audiences and also to introduce classical music to new audiences.
Furthermore the CCMC supports local musicians, devising programmes that give young musicians the opportunity to perform alongside established professionals and also providing all performers with competitive fees.
The programming is aimed at mixing standard repertoire with lesser known works and also promotes and commissions works by South African composers.
60 concerts are planned for the year 2022 – five performances of each programme at various venues with the explicit aim of making the performances available to a larger audience.
All tickets can be booked on Quicket via the CCMC website at www.capechambercollective.com.